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Samsung debuts Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, with 6.7″ screens, 4,500mAh batteries, and three rear cameras including ultra-wide; price and availability TBA (Chris Velazco/Engadget)+

Samsung debuts Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, with 6.7″ screens, 4,500mAh batteries, and three rear cameras including ultra-wide; price and availability TBA (Chris Velazco/Engadget)

Samsung debuts Galaxy Chromebook with a 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED display that rotates 360-degrees, 10th-gen i5 CPU, and S-Pen, available in Q1 starting at $999 (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)+

Samsung debuts Galaxy Chromebook with a 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED display that rotates 360-degrees, 10th-gen i5 CPU, and S-Pen, available in Q1 starting at $999 (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Amazon expands Fire TV Edition to soundbars, car infotainment systems, set-top boxes, and more, and says Fire TV platform now has over 40M MAUs (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)+

Amazon expands Fire TV Edition to soundbars, car infotainment systems, set-top boxes, and more, and says Fire TV platform now has over 40M MAUs (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Twitter globally expands Promoted Trend Spotlight ads, which puts a banner with a GIF or image atop Explore content for a user’s first two visits in a day (Twitter)+

Twitter globally expands Promoted Trend Spotlight ads, which puts a banner with a GIF or image atop Explore content for a user’s first two visits in a day (Twitter)

Tumblr launches World Wide What, a campaign that uses Tumblr-native language and imagery to educate users on topics like fake news and cyberbullying (Julia Alexander/The Verge)+

Tumblr launches World Wide What, a campaign that uses Tumblr-native language and imagery to educate users on topics like fake news and cyberbullying (Julia Alexander/The Verge)

As AB5 takes effect, Uber added features in California like allowing drivers to be favorited, in its apparent attempt to claim that drivers are independent (Faiz Siddiqui/Washington Post)+

As AB5 takes effect, Uber added features in California like allowing drivers to be favorited, in its apparent attempt to claim that drivers are independent (Faiz Siddiqui/Washington Post)

Ring adds a privacy dashboard to its app to let owners manage third-party services and whether local police can make requests to access video from their cameras (Dan Seifert/The Verge)+

Ring adds a privacy dashboard to its app to let owners manage third-party services and whether local police can make requests to access video from their cameras (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

[Thread] As post-IPO prices of some unicorns decline, “guaranteed” returns for late stage private investors, unable to sell shares for months, prove illusory (Gavin Baker/@gavinsbaker)+

[Thread] As post-IPO prices of some unicorns decline, “guaranteed” returns for late stage private investors, unable to sell shares for months, prove illusory (Gavin Baker/@gavinsbaker)

BigID, which helps monitor and protect enterprise customers’ data, raises $50M Series D, four months after a $50M Series C, bringing its total raised to $144M (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)+

BigID, which helps monitor and protect enterprise customers’ data, raises $50M Series D, four months after a $50M Series C, bringing its total raised to $144M (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Sources: SoftBank Vision Fund has walked away from investing in several startups, months after submitting term sheets and saying closing delays were temporary (Dan Primack/Axios)+

Sources: SoftBank Vision Fund has walked away from investing in several startups, months after submitting term sheets and saying closing delays were temporary (Dan Primack/Axios)

Roku launches the Roku TV Ready program, which will let third parties release products that are easy to set up and allow users to control them with one remote (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)+

Roku launches the Roku TV Ready program, which will let third parties release products that are easy to set up and allow users to control them with one remote (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Amazon strikes long-term partnership with India’s second largest retail chain, Future Retail, to sell its goods on Amazon India marketplace (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)+

Amazon strikes long-term partnership with India’s second largest retail chain, Future Retail, to sell its goods on Amazon India marketplace (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Report: GCHQ is investigating the possibility that the London Stock Exchange outage in August may have been due to a cyberattack, not a software update glitch (Jon Fingas/Engadget)+

Report: GCHQ is investigating the possibility that the London Stock Exchange outage in August may have been due to a cyberattack, not a software update glitch (Jon Fingas/Engadget)

TypingDNA raises $7M Series A led by Google’s Gradient Ventures for its service that enables companies to identify people by how they type (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)+

TypingDNA raises $7M Series A led by Google’s Gradient Ventures for its service that enables companies to identify people by how they type (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)

Crypto in 2020s: at least one blockchain will reach 1B users, a separate world of fully-decentralized, little-regulated crypto-to-crypto innovation will emerge (Brian Armstrong/The Coinbase Blog)+

Crypto in 2020s: at least one blockchain will reach 1B users, a separate world of fully-decentralized, little-regulated crypto-to-crypto innovation will emerge (Brian Armstrong/The Coinbase Blog)

Crypto in 2010s: Bitcoin survived and became the best performing asset of the decade, exchanges captured most of the value, crypto became a regulated industry (Brian Armstrong/The Coinbase Blog)+

Crypto in 2010s: Bitcoin survived and became the best performing asset of the decade, exchanges captured most of the value, crypto became a regulated industry (Brian Armstrong/The Coinbase Blog)

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are expected to have a combined 20,000 workers in New York City by 2022, mostly concentrated along Manhattan’s West Side (Matthew Haag/New York Times)+

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are expected to have a combined 20,000 workers in New York City by 2022, mostly concentrated along Manhattan’s West Side (Matthew Haag/New York Times)

How some people in Japan are finding comfort through companion robots like Sony’s robot dog Aibo, which is designed to show and respond to emotions (Rosalind Adams/BuzzFeed News)+

How some people in Japan are finding comfort through companion robots like Sony’s robot dog Aibo, which is designed to show and respond to emotions (Rosalind Adams/BuzzFeed News)

US-China trade war has revealed China’s weaknesses in developing foundational technologies, weaknesses that China can be expected to overcome in the long term (Dan Wang)+

US-China trade war has revealed China’s weaknesses in developing foundational technologies, weaknesses that China can be expected to overcome in the long term (Dan Wang)

100K+ leaked Cambridge Analytica docs show the Facebook data scandal was part of a broad operation in 68 countries involving govts, intelligence agencies, more (Carole Cadwalladr/The Guardian)+

100K+ leaked Cambridge Analytica docs show the Facebook data scandal was part of a broad operation in 68 countries involving govts, intelligence agencies, more (Carole Cadwalladr/The Guardian)

A new Illinois law, which went into effect on Jan.1, requires employers to notify and obtain consent from job applicants for using AI to grade video interviews (Rebecca Heilweil/Vox)+

A new Illinois law, which went into effect on Jan.1, requires employers to notify and obtain consent from job applicants for using AI to grade video interviews (Rebecca Heilweil/Vox)

A decade after debut, Chrome OS seems to have stalled out, as the future of the web “catching up” to make Chromebook a true laptop seems as remote as ever (David Ruddock/Android Police)+

A decade after debut, Chrome OS seems to have stalled out, as the future of the web “catching up” to make Chromebook a true laptop seems as remote as ever (David Ruddock/Android Police)

A Samsung Unpacked event, where Galaxy S10 and Fold successors are expected, to be held on Feb. 11, per a promo video accidentally posted to an official channel (Corbin Davenport/Android Police)+

A Samsung Unpacked event, where Galaxy S10 and Fold successors are expected, to be held on Feb. 11, per a promo video accidentally posted to an official channel (Corbin Davenport/Android Police)

eMarketer: Instagram’s US user growth rate dropped to single digits for the first time to 6.7%, down from 10.1% in 2018, a trend that is likely to continue (Amy He/eMarketer)+

eMarketer: Instagram’s US user growth rate dropped to single digits for the first time to 6.7%, down from 10.1% in 2018, a trend that is likely to continue (Amy He/eMarketer)

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